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These Books Are Totally Glitchin’

Posted by Anne Healey in book design on October 2, 2009

This is an interesting idea for print-on-demand book covers and looks cool, too.  Design student Michael Kosmicki created this series of covers as an entry in the 2009 D&AD Student Awards competition.  They’re based on the concept of intentionally producing a visual glitch using “a logarithm that translates the title and section into a distinct graphic pattern.”  (Thanks to the Book Cover Archive for pointing out these beauties!)

 

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The assignment was: “Use typography to create a series cover design for Faber Film’s range of books that reflects Faber and Faber’s long history of typographic excellence.”  They also wanted entrants to design specifically for POD (print on demand) by creating a single template that could be used to generate an infinite number of cover designs.  This is a clever solution to that problem!  Plus: pretty!

Michael’s design wasn’t chosen (here are the winners)—it was probably deemed too conceptual for the assignment.

If you’re intrigued by these images, you might be interested in this new book that’s all about art made from glitches (like the image below): Glitch: Designing Imperfection.

 

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